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FG Unveils Data Protection Footprint, Eyes N125bn Revenue



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The Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC), Wednesday, launched the Nigeria Data Protection Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan, setting an ambitious target of generating over N125bn in revenues

The plan (NDP-SRAP 2023-2027) encompasses five pillars, including governance, ecosystem and technology, human capital development, cooperation and collaboration, as well as funding and sustainability.

Dr. Vincent Olatunji, the National Commissioner of the NDPC, underscored the significance of the NDP-SRAP for building a robust data protection sector.

He said, “The NDP-SRAP comprises interlinked initiatives and activities like job, wealth creation, human capital development, revenue generation, foundational initiatives for the digital economy, and enhancing Nigeria’s global reputation.

“These activities are expected to create about 500,000 jobs, generate revenue of more than N125bn, and expand the sector within the lifespan of this roadmap.

“The roadmap will contribute to the growth of the country’s international businesses and its global competitiveness in human capital.

“In security, it is one area that will check malicious use of identity; unauthorized access to people’s data and information used for various things; build trust and improve the global perception of Nigerians, ” he said.

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